Proper Techniques

  1. Registered User
    Torobestia's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,199
    Rep Power
    141049

    Proper Techniques


    The purpose of the thread is to sort of act as a reference for proper technique for various basic exercises common to any routine. It’ll have video and picture aids to better describe how to perform these exercises correctly. There are threads posted daily asking for how to perform a certain exercise, and I feel that having a thread like this to reference back to will make answering such questions easier.

    Again, these are general guidelines explaining the movements, keys to moving the weight effectively and safely, and things to avoid doing in order to stay safe and to get the most out of a movement. It’s not really a place to “argue” about how to do dips in order to target the pecs better, although if you have a video on that you can feel free to add to this “database.”

    Bench Press
    How to Bench Press - YouTube
    So You Think You Can Bench (Parts1-7)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vUcjOIZc80c

    Deadlift

    Dave tate on Dead lifting conventional & sumo - YouTube
    How to Deadlift - YouTube

    Bent Over Row
    How to do a Bent Over Row - YouTube
    Barbell Bent-over Row (provides an interesting discussion in the comment section on

    Shoulder Press

    How to Shoulder Press - YouTube

    Squat

    So You Think You Can Squat (Parts 1-5)
    How to Squat properly - YouTube

    Dips
    How to do Dips - YouTube

    Pull Ups
    Pull-up - Weight lifting, Olympic, weightlifting, strength, conditioning, fitness, Exercise Demo Video - Catalyst Athletics

    Clean
    Clean, Part 1, How To, Olympic Weightlifting - YouTube
    Clean, Part 2, How To, Olympic Weightlifting - YouTube
    Clean, Part 3, How To, Olympic Weightlifting - YouTube

  2. Registered User
    ZiR RED's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Surfside Beach, SC
    Posts
    2,529
    Rep Power
    297847

    Good idea/post. Should be stickied.

    Pull Ups

    http://www.cathletics.com/exercises/...?exerciseID=39
  3. Pro Virili Parte
    Board Sponsor
    JudoJosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    29
    Posts
    8,770
    Rep Power
    2088892

    Exrx is also an excellent resource
    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    Torobestia's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,199
    Rep Power
    141049

    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    Good idea/post. Should be stickied.

    Pull Ups

    http://www.cathletics.com/exercises/...?exerciseID=39
    Yeah, we should have a thing like this stickied. Agreed.

    Also, thanks for the pullup link. I'll check it out and update my post.
    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Exrx is also an excellent resource
    Yes it is! Wonderful for not just information on various exercises but also for ideas to pick up new exercises. I went to it to mine for rear delt exercises that I could do since I really hate most of the common ones other people do.
  5. Registered User
    Newtonselite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    477
    Rep Power
    831

    funny you made this thread, over the last few weeks ive posted a good amount elitefts stuff to guys in numerous threads wanting form advice, as ive mentioned before theres not many better then dave tate and the elite fts boys for good training advice and lifting form
  6. Registered User
    BB12's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  182 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Some Crazy Place in the Mid-West
    Posts
    2,056
    Rep Power
    7668

    Excellent idea for education/refresher information for all.
    Formutech Nutrition | Online/Social Media Rep
    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram for more promos!
    www.formutechnutrition.com |www.facebook.com/fnutrition
  7. Pro Virili Parte
    Board Sponsor
    JudoJosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    29
    Posts
    8,770
    Rep Power
    2088892
    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
  8. Registered User
    napalm's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  202 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    detroit
    Age
    50
    Posts
    4,210
    Rep Power
    430707

    Great thread, plz sticky it.
  9. Registered User
    RepAfterRep's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    25
    Rep Power
    216

    Great idea! I like watching these videos to improve technique and get tips for hitting target areas better.
  10. ITW
    ITW is offline
    Registered User
    ITW's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    437
    Rep Power
    12511

    If I had a nickel for all the bad form I've seen...
  11. Registered User
    bklaves's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Tomah, Wisconsin, United States
    Posts
    125
    Rep Power
    108

    Always looking for quality for videos, thank you.
  12. Registered User
    rob112's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  216 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    5,052
    Rep Power
    333067

    Great thread!
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/231713-rob112-3-means.html
    "Train like a beast, think like a human"-RTS
  13. Registered User
    nicksox15's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Iowa City
    Posts
    2,103
    Rep Power
    1434992

    Great idea! Subbd
    Product Specialist at Performax Labs
    Check us out at Facebook.com/Pmaxlabs
    Alpha is here! Contact me for more info on our powerful Test Booster AlphaMax!
  14. Registered User
    PrimiFit's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  143 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    154
    Rep Power
    9186

    This was great, thanks!
  15. Registered User
    CountryLiftin's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    5,041
    Rep Power
    702545

    Good stuff man. Thanks.
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023
  16. Registered User
    Torobestia's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,199
    Rep Power
    141049

    Glad you guys still find this info useful. Remember if you have any vids that you think are useful for teaching any commonly-used movement pass it along and I'll throw it up there. This can be vids on the big movements like military press or deadlifting, or it can be vids on things as specialized as RDLs or rack chins (hint hint on rack chins).
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html
  17. Registered User
    Jiigzz's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    5,067
    Rep Power
    3319897

    Nice work compiling. I agree on the sticky. Now if someone would make one with Mobility and Rehab/Prehab stuff...
  18. Registered User
    SLW2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    614
    Rep Power
    134367

    STICKY!!!
  19. Registered User
    rob112's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  216 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    5,052
    Rep Power
    333067

    If I can ever get on here from a PC and not my phone I'd like to find a good one for good mornings. Hopefully soon

    Sent from my iPhone using Am.com
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/231713-rob112-3-means.html
    "Train like a beast, think like a human"-RTS
  20. Registered User
    Torobestia's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,199
    Rep Power
    141049

    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    If I can ever get on here from a PC and not my phone I'd like to find a good one for good mornings. Hopefully soon

    Sent from my iPhone using Am.com
    It'd be a good addition. I found an instructional video on Catalyst Athletics, but it teaches the goodmorning totally wrong. While the description offers at least 2 variations, the one it shows has way too much hip extension. Hip extension (IOW the squatting motion) should be minimal and only ever present if you're trying to hack up a suspended good morning. It should never be present in a goodmorning starting in a standing position.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html
  21. Registered User
    rob112's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  216 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    5,052
    Rep Power
    333067

    Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia
    It'd be a good addition. I found an instructional video on Catalyst Athletics, but it teaches the goodmorning totally wrong. While the description offers at least 2 variations, the one it shows has way too much hip extension. Hip extension (IOW the squatting motion) should be minimal and only ever present if you're trying to hack up a suspended good morning. It should never be present in a goodmorning starting in a standing position.
    My problem is I never do them as I was never taught properly. I was just told hold the weight and lean forward with a straight back. That movement seems very risky to chance doing wrong.

    Hopefully I can contribute here soon. Really hard to sit at a pc lately. I will post up stuff though.

    Sent from my iPhone using Am.com
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/231713-rob112-3-means.html
    "Train like a beast, think like a human"-RTS
  22. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    Rodja's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    30
    Posts
    23,083
    Rep Power
    918005

    There really isn't a "proper" way to do good mornings per se. It changes immensely depending on bar position, stance, and what bar is being used. The method that I like to employ is think of the same motion as a RDL, but with the bar on your back instead of in your hands.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys
  23. Registered User
    rob112's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  216 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    5,052
    Rep Power
    333067

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja
    There really isn't a "proper" way to do good mornings per se. It changes immensely depending on bar position, stance, and what bar is being used. The method that I like to employ is think of the same motion as a RDL, but with the bar on your back instead of in your hands.
    Thanks for the info. I watched a lot of videos the other night and they all were slightly different. I have decided I am going to try them next week in place of deads(as something to switch too).

    Sent from my iPhone using Am.com
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/231713-rob112-3-means.html
    "Train like a beast, think like a human"-RTS
  24. Registered User
    mathewchaff's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    29

    great article Upp!
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Recovery Techniques
    By Future in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-12-2010, 09:07 AM
  2. Proper Techniques Squat/Bench/Deads article
    By thaOrleanyte in forum Powerlifting/Strongman
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-22-2008, 12:06 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-18-2004, 09:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in